Thursday, 22 January 2009

Parc Imperial


A palace? A hotel? A museum? Built originally in 1899 as a luxury hotel to house holidaying heads of state and nobility, this huge building with its arches and columns fell into the hands of the city council after the first world war and the building was transformed into an educational establishment.
Now on this site there are a college (11-16 years), a lycee (16-18 years) and further education courses. There's an interesting web site which gives you a photographic tour of the building if you'd like a peek inside, just click on the camera icons.
It really doesn't seem like a bad place to be educated!

7 comments:

Olivier said...

on a du mal à croire que c'est une immense école, elle est superbe. belle vue, avec ce magnifique palmier

Maria said...

How interesting! I love houses with a history! Thank you for sharing! The palm tree is really great, too!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Really Angela. What a place to get educated at!

Hilda said...

Your educational system sounds so different from ours. Here, college is tertiary level. And I always thought 'lyceum' was just another word for school.

Looks like a fabulous campus though. And I love that luxuriant palm tree!

Olivier said...

Je voulais te prévenir que demain tu seras tagguer par moi, voir mon post de demain pour connaitre les règles.

Knoxville Girl said...

I'll bet it's as lovely on the inside as it is on the outside. And the way you framed the photo with the palm makes the image just sing.

Babooshka said...

I could wander round here all day. Lovely area.